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Old 12-22-2016, 06:18 PM   #101
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Lug Nut, there's a 2015 21 in Tallahassee according to the owners map.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:53 PM   #102
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.... Jim, are you officially starting the rumor that ETI will post pictures of the new 5.0TA tomorrow?
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Tomorrow never comes.

Just sayin' it will look the same no matter when photos are released. I just don't think it is my place to do it.

It does look great, like I said the difference to the past model is similar to the changes in the other 3 models. The mould makers did a really good job with the transition of the loft to the trailer, I think that seems to have a bit cleaner lines.

It is safe to say, that I am now finally getting excited about getting my trailer. Heck, it has only been a 1 1/2 year wait so far.

I was just joking but it looks like tomorrow came, and it came right after yesterday. Who'd of thunk it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:01 PM   #103
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I was just joking but it looks like tomorrow came, and it came right after yesterday. Who'd of thunk it.
I did.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:41 AM   #104
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I don't think much of it is winter gas; even 10% alcohol versus 0% alcohol typically makes only a 3% or so difference in fuel consumption... there is less energy in the mix with alcohol, but not much, and the engine usually runs a bit more efficiently with it. Bob, I think you're on the right track with winter operating conditions being the problem.
Bob and Brian,

Hard to find my way around this thread, between the bickering and bad wifi.

We now have about 1,200 miles on our trip south and the average mpg has risen to 15.0. The weather has warmed quite a bit as we are now on the GA/FL border. Running the heater probably has had a negative effect on the earlier average. We have a 2004 Prius, which has about 10% drop in mpg during the winter in MA.

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Old 12-23-2016, 10:44 AM   #105
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My Escape is still in the in the incubator but it will be getting fabric and samples for Christmas. Here are my top picks!

Floral for cushions, large gray for floor, small gray for counters, solids are in competition for the valances and pillows. Comments welcome!

Here's a tip I use in my artwork when choosing colors, fabrics or materials : Lay them out together preferably in the size proportion they will be used, in natural light, and take a picture. Our perception is much different viewing a picture than seeing it live. Helps to see if anything jumps out or jangles the nerves!




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Old 12-23-2016, 10:53 AM   #106
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Very nice combination Sarah!!
I know which one I would pick for the valances....: with the almost white walls, I would go with the lighter coloured one. And for the pillows I would go with light AND dark. Just some throw pillows of each.
You sure have good taste!!
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:23 AM   #107
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Little Elsie isn't getting anything special for Christmas. Last week she got a bath and and wax. Actually, she is somewhat spoiled; she gets presents throughout the year. For example, she got a Springfield pedestal and an inside switch for the electric element in the water heater a couple of months ago. She also got an automatic light and door retainer on her second step leading to the loft. A few weeks earlier she got an LED indicator near her porch light switch. Earlier in the year she got a quilt for her mattress.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:35 AM   #108
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Thanks Marry! I agree about the valance fabric. I'm still looking for other options for that as well. C&G in Fl...love the quilt! I'm a quilter too! And knitter, and weaver, and make figures in cloth and clay. I'm sure glad there is lots of storage in these babies!

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Old 12-23-2016, 11:39 AM   #109
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Mine may get a quilt, too- I had a throw I used to use in the Campster which was made of a heavy-weight fabric with thick berber backing, and I can't find a new, larger one. So I want to make something that can go on the bed and hold up to dogs snoozing there (as well as jumping around and barking out the windows) so am thinking about a quilt from a heavier fabric, maybe denim. I have some nice floral denim I've been keeping for years and could alternate that with plain old blue, maybe even out of old jeans.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:42 AM   #110
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Mine may get a quilt, too... I have some nice floral denim I've been keeping for years and could alternate that with plain old blue, maybe even out of old jeans.
That sounds great! Maybe backed in flannel or polar fleece. Cozy! Be sure to post photos!
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:12 PM   #111
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That sounds great! Maybe backed in flannel or polar fleece. Cozy! Be sure to post photos!
I want to back it in something like that so it will stay put on the bed and not slip off. (I don't want to have to tuck it in.) I will post pictures if I ever get it done (I've got about four quilting projects just sitting at the moment.)
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I want to back it in something like that so it will stay put on the bed and not slip off. (I don't want to have to tuck it in.) I will post pictures if I ever get it done (I've got about four quilting projects just sitting at the moment.)
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:04 PM   #113
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Yeah, I'm not primarily a quilter, so only four. And only a couple of boxes of fabric.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:20 PM   #114
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Love your fabrics and color choices Sarah!
Also love Little Elsie's quilt!
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:36 PM   #115
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Our Escape is lucky and gets to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah
It isn't going to be hatched until August, but "Hotel California" got it's fabrics for its cushions, (the solid color "mineral" ultra leather) valances, (a coordinating nubby sunbrella fabric) and a duvet cover and throw pillows (the print fabric and darker blue fabric.)
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Love those colors Nrgtic4! That blue will look great with the honey colored oak.

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Old 12-23-2016, 03:59 PM   #117
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My brother gave Toto a 'retrofit' King TV antenna for my (December) birthday. So I will complete the 'gift' by rigging up a mast for the rear bumper and signal meter as others have done -- if we ever get a dry day again. Happy holidays to you all!
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #118
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Jim, I think you're being extremely respectful to ETIs business. When I know something in advance of public knowledge... whether personal or business, I always say "it's NOT my story to tell." Thank you for being you.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:15 PM   #119
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Little Elsie isn't getting anything special for Christmas. Last week she got a bath and and wax. Actually, she is somewhat spoiled; she gets presents throughout the year. For example, she got a Springfield pedestal and an inside switch for the electric element in the water heater a couple of months ago. She also got an automatic light and door retainer on her second step leading to the loft. A few weeks earlier she got an LED indicator near her porch light switch. Earlier in the year she got a quilt for her mattress.
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:06 PM   #120
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I love the quilt!
Thanks! I'd like to take credit but it is my wife's handiwork.
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